The Bureau of Environmental Protection is responsible for preventing and minimizing pollution to, and monitoring the quality and overseeing the restoration of, water, air, and land. The Bureau includes 6 regulatory offices:
- The Offices of Water Resources, Air Resources, and Waste Management evaluate applications, issue permits that meet State and federal requirements, and oversee permit compliance.
- The Office of Compliance and Inspection investigates citizen complaints that are within the Bureau’s responsibility and is the centralized administrative office for enforcement.
- The Office of Customer and Technical Assistance coordinates the review of projects requiring multiple applications and permits and is the centralized administrative office for the receipt of applications.
- The Office of Emergency Response responds to spills of oil and chemicals.